Established in 1939, Creston NFH originally provided fingerling trout for stocking waters in Glacier National Park. Today, the hatchery has four main purposes:
- Provide trout for fishery management activities on the seven Tribal Reservations in Montana.
- Stock fish for mitigation purposes under the Hungry Horse Dam Mitigation Program.
- Produce trout for cooperative fishery management programs with Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.
- Provide fish for educational outreach programs and kids fishing ponds in NW Montana.
Recent upgrades to the original historical facility have included:
Reconstruction of the Jessup Mill Pond Dam
Construction of an influent and effluent water treatement system
Raised mound septic system
Renovation of the historic hatchery building
Construction of a nature trail
Outdoor Nature Explore Classroom
Come visit our hatchery, see our improvements and learn about the aquatic world around us.
Last updated: October 24, 2012